Weekly Sports Recap & Update – April 22nd Edition

What a sports weekend we have coming up! With the NBA Playoffs in full swing, a slate full of Major League Baseball action, a unique PGA Tour event, and a weekend full of NASCAR, sports fans will have a ton of action to watch. Let’s take a look at some of the top events of the upcoming sports weekend. 

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NBA Playoff Action


Injuries seem to be one of the biggest storylines of the upcoming weekend of playoff action. With injuries to Khris Middleton of the Bucks and Devin Booker of the Suns, we could see some major changes to the playoff landscape. The Bucks-Bulls and Suns-Pelicans series are now tied at one game apiece, and if those players don’t return, we could see some major upsets. 

Another storyline to watch is the return of Ben Simmons to the Brooklyn Nets. Simmons has yet to play a game for Brooklyn, and reports are stating that he will play this weekend. With the Nets down 2-0 to the Boston Celtics, Simmons may be the spark that the Nets need, especially on the defensive end of the floor. Brooklyn has yet to figure out how to stop Jalen Brown and Jayson Tatum. Simmons could be a huge help on the defensive end.

Major League Baseball


Two series that highlight a weekend full of action are the Toronto Blue Jays headed to Houston to take on the Astros, and the Los Angeles Dodgers meeting up with the San Diego Padres. All four of these teams are legitimate playoff contenders and have lineups that are some of the game’s best.

Toronto has arguably the best lineup in the sport. Led by Vladimir Guerrero Jr., this lineup is full of young, up-and-coming sluggers. They’ve also done a great job of assembling a very good starting staff and bullpen. Many see Toronto as the favorite to represent the American League in the 2022 World Series.

PGA Tour


The PGA Tour is headed to New Orleans for a rare team event. The Zurich Classic of New Orleans allows players to pick their own two-man teams. In rounds 1 and 3 the players play a best ball format, while in rounds 2 and 4 they play an alternate shot format. 

There are some very good teams assembled for the Zurich Classic. Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovland are the favorites to walk away with the championship. There are many other formidable pairings that will challenge them. Jason Day and Jason Scrivener, Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman, Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay, and Masters champion Scottie Scheffler and his partner Ryan Palmer highlight the field of golfers.

This is the only time that we’ll see this format used on the tour this season, so we should see some fun golf action from New Orleans.



The circuit is headed to Talladega this weekend as the Talladega Superspeedway will host the Geico 500 on Sunday afternoon. Ryan Blaney, Bubba Wallace, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, and Chase Elliott are all racers who have had prior success at Talladega, and favorites to take home the checkered flag on Sunday.